My New Thinkpad

Its been a while since my last post. I am quite busy with studies these days.

ThinkPads are very famous laptops among developers. These are very stable and very reliable laptops with a very good ergonomic keyboard. Trackpoint is also a piece of attraction which integrates well with the fine trackpad of the laptop. Each laptop comes with Thinkpad logos engraved.

Now, lets talk about the model I bought. Its ThinkPad E450, an entry level but still stiff and reliable laptop. This models come with different configurations. Mine comes packed with an Intel i5 processor and 4 gigs of DDRIII ram. Integrated Intel graphics with 2 gigs AMD radeon R5 M250 graphics. 1 TB of HDD completes the laptop.

All ThinkPad’s share common design with Black Matte finish combined with little Red colour on Trackpoint and a fine line on Trackpad Keys. Design is super-sleek and minimal with sturdy hinges.

Lets talk about ports now. On left side 1 USB 2.0 port with 3.0mm headphone jack. Also a grill to keep the la…

Github Student Developer Pack

Last night I was going through my mails and there was one from Github. They accepted my request for Student Developer Pack. This pack include a lot of freebies and free tools, those which can be used by students to create an online presence, and start developing cool stuff.
This pack includes
ToolsDescriptionAtomA hackable text editor for the 21st century Open source by Github, free for everyoneAWS EducateAccess to the AWS cloud, free training and collaboration resourcesBitnamiInstall cloud applications in a single click Business 3 plan free for one yearCrowdFlowerCrowdsourcing and data enrichment platform.
Access to the CrowdFlower platform.Digital OceanSimple cloud hosting, built for developersDNSimlpeSimple DNS management with one click serves and a robustGithubPowerful collaboration, code review, and code managementHackhandsLive programming help available 24/7Microsoft AzureA suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools, including the VIsual Studio IDE Microsoft Azur…

How to setup SSH Server on Debian

This is a tutorial for setting up SSH server on Debian or distros based on Debain.
Steps: Install the openssh-server package.
$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Configure it to start at boot.
$ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh remove $ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh defaults $ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh enable 2 3 4 5 For more security, you can change the default keys.
$ cd /etc/ssh $ sudo mkdir keys_orig $ sudo mv ssh_host_* keys_orig Now, generate new keys.
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server For more customisation, you can edit the sshd_config file.
$ gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_config After all the changes restart ssh service.
$ sudo service ssh restart Done!

GNOME Asia Summit 2016 Part 2

Writing this a little late, as I stayed few more days in Delhi. It was very interesting and exciting. This was first event of its kind for me and it was great learning experience.
If you’re the most intelligent person in the room then you’re in the wrong room. That’s why I choose a room filled with Linux Enthusiasts, developers, and professionals to place myself in. This whole event was divided in 3 days.
Day 0 I arrived a little late but the event was still not started. So, I got an ID card with schedule for the day and volunteers directed me to the hall. I was kinda uncomfortable at first as didn’t know anybody. Ekaterina started the event’s first workshop. It was about How to make first contribution. Then we had a little break, that’s when I started talking to few guys. I was getting more comfortable, people were very kind and welcoming. This was followed by workshop by David King on Writing a Gnome application for newcomers. At last the Arun and Nirbheek took over with the worksh…

GNOME Asia Summit 2016 Part 1


This is my first post.

It all started 8 months ago when suddenly my hard disk failed. But need to use computer for Lectures, and then while surfing on internet I found out that Linux Distros have Live boot option so I thought why not give it a try.

As Ubuntu is very famous and recommended distro for new users so I downloaded Ubuntu. But, soon I was bored of it, and then begin a journey of trying new distros. I downloaded a lot of distros including Fedora, Chromixium, Chromium OS, Remixos, Elementary os, Debian, Tails, even Kali linux et cetera.

But at that point of time I started using Kali Linux for live boot as when I came to know about its popularity amongst the hackers, I suddenly become intrested. That’s where Gnome came in. Kali Linux uses Gnome desktop as default and Gnome was very different from Windows and much simpler and minimal.

Then I came to know that Gnome desktop can be actually manipulated using tools to make it how you want unlike windows from surfing the interne…